Category Archives: Progressive Sermons

Lectionary Sermon for December 9 2018 Advent 2 C based on Luke 3: 1-6

I guess I am risking an argument when I say I am disappointed that Bible literalists and atheists sell the Bible short when they assume that the Bible was written with the intention of being read as all literally true. … Continue reading

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LECTIONARY SERMON FOR 2 December 2018 THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT ON LUKE 21: 25 -36

In this post-Christian age, for many of us the season of Advent usually kicks off with a Santa parade and everlasting soporific shopping mall music such as Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, and Snoopy’s Christmas to encourage the Christmas shoppers at … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 25 November 2018 on John 18: 33 – 39

I am not sure that the notice on the bottom of the Pukekohe Methodist Pulpit Lectern is still there but I remember when I first read it, I was struck by the words designed no doubt for the preacher. It … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 18 November 2018 on Mark 13: 1-8

A few years back I recall a TV interview with a man who had survived 11 lightning strikes and lived to tell the tale. The lightning victim’s explanation was that God must therefore have some special purpose for him. I … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 11 November 2018 on Mark 12: 38 – 44

OUR ACTIONS SAY WHAT ? Rather more years ago than I care to remember I was asked to be part of the team to select applicants for ministry in the Methodist Church. An experienced minister was chairing our team and he gave … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 4 November 2018 on Mark 12: 28 – 34

The Love Puzzle: When we look at the almost world wide universal lack of welcome for refugees from war zones – or the reluctance on the part of the peoples of the world to work for a fair distribution of … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 28 October 2018 on Mark 10: 46 – 52

I realize that, at least by convention, homework exercises should be reserved for the end of the lesson. Today I want to reverse this and invite those of you with access to the internet to find out over the next … Continue reading

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